Hi all. I have a question that's probably pretty "off the wall"
compared to most. I would like to weld together some square cut
nails into a metal sculpture. These are the nails used for many of
the wooden rustic looking floors. I believe they are mild steel, or
at least they weld like mild steel.
I can weld these together fine with my light duty Lincoln MIG welder
using copper coated wire and argon. They weld easily and quickly.
The problem is that most people prefer the copper colored and "flowed"
look of a brazed joint instead of the metallic "putty" look from the
MIG welder on decorative sculptures. Unfortunately, I don't have an
oxy/acetylene torch and can't afford one anytime soon. Mapp gas is
the best I can do.
Since I don't have a lot of experience welding, either with gas or
electric, I thought there may be an easy solution to the problem that
I'm overlooking. For example, is there a metalworking solder I can
cover the joints with or just use in place of the mig weld that would
have a nice coppery look? Or even better, is there a mig wire, flux
or fluxless, that would give me this effect?
15 years ago